Do you have the UK's oldest working Danfoss drive?
Published: 7 November 2018 - Sarah Mead
This year Danfoss Drives
is celebrating two outstanding anniversaries for its’ VLT and Vacon brands. It’s 50 years since the Danfoss VLT 5 Drive was launched, being the Worlds’ first mass-produced AC Drive and 25 years since VACON was founded, originally under the name of Vaasa Control Ltd. To celebrate this remarkable double event and to highlight the reliability and longevity of its products, Danfoss is running a competition to find the oldest VLT® and VACON drives still in service.
The Company owning the oldest working product of each brand entered in the competition, will be awarded a £500 gift voucher for a popular on-line retailer. Awards will also be made for the oldest drives in specific product ranges such as VLT 3000, 5000, 6000 and VACON V10, CX, NXL, etc. to find the oldest in each class! Entries must be submitted by the 4th March, 2019 and the winners will be announced on the 18th March, 2019.
“We are a true pioneer of variable speed drive technology,” said Alan Baird, Danfoss Drives UK & Ireland Country Manager, “and it’s remarkable to look around and see how this technology has revolutionised industry over the 50 years since we first made it practical and readily available. With this in mind, we think our dual anniversary is great cause for celebration and we’ve organised this competition so that our loyal customers have a chance to share in that celebration with us.”
To enter the competition and find the oldest Danfoss drives, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and give brief details of the drive you think has the best chance of winning including the model of the drive and how long it’s been in service. If it looks like your drive could be a winner, Danfoss will contact you for further information.